• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Interpretive Programs

Visitors examine a Ponderosa

Visitors examine a Ponderosa Pine during a tour of the Lava Flow Trail

Tours and Hikes

A variety of great interpretive programs are offered throughout the year!

Join a Park Ranger for a hike along the Lava Flow Trail or up Lenox Crater.

Call ahead at (928) 526-0502 to check schedules.

Click here to discover more!

Star Party

Star Party Flyer


Special Events

Summer 2013 Night Sky Series at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Saturdays - May 4, June 1, July 13

For detailed information on this and other upcoming night events click here.

Ranger presenting interpretive talk on mountaintop

Interpretive programs are presented each summer weekend at the top of the Snowbowl Sky Ride.

NPS photo by Charles Strickfaden

Interpretive Partnership
A unique partnership between the National Park Service and the US Forest Service provides interpretive talks and guided hikes at NPS and Forest locations throughout the summer.

Summer Opening for Educators and Interpreters - More info? Click here

June Programs Poster

Click here for the 2012 NPS/USFS Partnership Interpretive schedule.

Did You Know?

Flagstaff, Arizona is the world's first designated International Dark Sky City. This helps to ensure dark night skies at 3 national monuments located nearby - Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon.